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How You Complete Your Swim Stroke Is Key

<i>How you complete your stroke above the surface can help (or hinder!) your power underwater.</i><p>While no two athletes’ recovery will be identical, there …

17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else

The flower, as a reproductive organ, evolved with one primary purpose in mind – to attract pollinators like insects or birds. This function has …

Wade: Heat's Big Three to meet

Miami Heat teammates Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh all have opt-outs in their contracts at the end of this season, but no collective …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

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Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

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It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has long been a boy’s club. But with more women seeking careers in STEM — that’s science, technology, engineering, and math — fields, a support system has emerged for female entrepreneurs.<p>That network was on display on Saturday when the startup accelerator Y …

18-Year-Old Photographer’s Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

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Science proves elephants are even smarter than we thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>We now have evidence they’re some of the most empathic animals on the planet. Can we still justify their captivity?<p>Ferris Jabr<p>March 1, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the …

#theLIST: Oscars 2014: The 10 Best Dressed

BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.<p>BAZAAR counts down the sartorial standouts on the Academy Awards red carpet.

The Most Talked About Oscars Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Oscars season is officially upon us, and while the world gears up to cheer on their favorite movies, we have just one thing on our minds -- the dresses.<p>But not just any dresses, of course. We mean the most memorable gowns that have ever shown up on the red carpet. We're not just talking about the …

Sheryl Sandberg Presents Stock Photos of Hip Working Moms

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization will announce a partnership with Getty …

Dwight Howard plans to be part of Team USA squad for 2014 World Cup

The Houston Rockets center hasn't played for a USA national team since 2008, when the Americans won gold in Beijing.<p>Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will make his return to USA Basketball this summer hoping to earn his way onto the squad that will fight for the 2014 World Cup title in Spain, …

Night Court: Tobacco Road woes, Iowa St. falls, Wichita St. escapes

With so many ranked teams going on the road Saturday, it was inevitable that a handful would lose. And they did. Come look at all that happened in …

What actually is tanking, and which NBA teams actually do it?

Our current discussion of the "tanking epidemic" fails to really define what tanking actually is. Once you dig deep into this definition, it's hard to find a reason to be outraged at all.<p>Tanking is a scourge, apparently. Tanking is endemic to NBA culture, we are told. The very nature of the NBA and …

Doctors Now Using Google Glass During Operations (VIDEO)

One of the major problems holding back Google Glass (other than the fact it hasn't been released yet) is that it looks, well, nerdy.<p>But one time …

iPhones hold top three spots in network usage ranking

What were the top three most used phones in 2013? The iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4, according to an Actix study that tracked communications between mobile devices and carriers' mobile networks.<p>But Samsung is the clear rival: its Galaxy S3, S2, and S4 claimed the fourth, fifth, and …

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

Tim Cook accepts achievement award from alma mater Auburn, lobbies for equal rights

In video posted of a New York event held on Tuesday, Tim Cook accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award from Auburn University, where the presiding Apple CEO earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Cook spends much of his 13-minute speech championing the Employee Non-Discrimination Act …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

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The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Has the 'man-covery' returned? Women are losing jobs while men are gaining

2013 was supposed to be a year of the woman – the woman who finally kicked this employment slump in the butt and got a great new job – or at least, any job. Yet, judging by Friday's jobs report, it looks like the much-hyped "man-covery" of the past two years might rear its head again.<p>According to …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …